How Tom Morkes Built a Publishing Empire – The Writing Coach 017

Welcome to The Writing Coach. On this podcast, I speak with the instructors, editors, coaches, and mentors that help writers and authors create their art, build their audience, and sell their work.

In episode 17 of The Writing Coach, I speak with author, publisher and entrepreneur Tom Morkes.

Tom is CEO of Insurgent Publishing, a book publishing and marketing company that brings unconventional nonfiction to the creative outliers of the world. Tom helps people create, market, and launch 5-figure digital products from books and courses, to service-based platforms, and more.

During the interview, Tom describes:

  • How he transitioned from a career in the military to a career in writing and publishing;
  • His experimentation and success with using a pay-what-you-want pricing model;
  • How a visit to a conference ended up leading to the creation of one of his first books;
  • Growth hacking methods self-published authors need to be using;
  • The difference between a book launch for a small time vs. a big time author (this one might surprise you!)
  • and much more!

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Show Notes

Tom’s Website

The Publisher’s Empire information page

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1 Comment

  • Tom

    Reply Reply September 14, 2015

    thank so much for having me on the podcast Kevin. Had a lot of fun and hope it was valuable for your listeners 🙂

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